S: A Drop of Golden Sun
BC: Written with love by Amma Sponsored with love by Grandad
FC: Finley Ruth Hanneson Ray A Drop of Golden Sun
1: The Story Of Finley's First Year
2: The evening that Finley Ruth Hanneson Ray was born, it was just beginning to become dark and as soon as she entered the world the very first snow fell welcoming this beautiful baby girl. It was an extraordinary evening full of excitement and happiness.
4: Earlier that evening Finley had begun to wiggle and squiggle inside her mommy's tummy. She was thinking to herself that although it was cozy and warm, she had been in there for a rather long time and it would be nice to finally meet her new family.
5: While Grandaddy looked after Conor, Amma went to the hospital to be there when the little girl came to greet everyone. Her mommy and daddy were very busy with the birth and just as the baby was born that first snow fell as if saying hello to this beautiful little baby.
6: Finley knew that she was loved because she was being cuddled by everyone. She recognized her mommy right away because she held her so close and looked at her with love in her eyes. Finley also recognized her daddy because he held her so close and kissed her softly. | Finley wasn't so sure about her Amma until she held her close and whispered sweet words in her ear.
7: Grandma came through the snowy night and held little Finley in her arms. Finley snuggled up to her mommy and knew that she was loved.
8: The very next day Finleyâ€™s mommy and daddy took her home from the hospital and she met her big brother, Conor. Someone else held her very close and she knew that this must be her grandaddy.
9: Conor was excited to meet his little sister but his mommy and daddy needed time to get the baby settled into her new home | So, Conor went off to stay with Amma and Gradaddy at their house. He even got to go out on Halloween!
10: Finley got to meet her Auntie Kirsten, her Uncle Bryan and her cousins, Peyton and Piper.
11: Finley's mommy and daddy would stare at her with love and think that they had made such a perfect little girl.
12: Sometimes they would dress her up in funny hats and sometimes she wore her daddy's glasses.
13: Soon Conor went home to be with his little sister and he loved her very much. \He wanted to play with her but she was too small. He liked to tickle her little toes and put his finger in her mouth. Finley didn't complain because she loved her big brother,
14: Finley loved bath time.
15: Conor wanted to hold his little sister but his mommy and daddy always said that they would help him.
16: Finley was such a happy baby that sometimes she just loved to laugh. Other times she would get a little bit hungry and that was when she didn't feel like laughing so very much.
17: As she grew older and learned to sit, Finley loved to have baths with Conor.
18: \ | One cold day in February, Finley's family decided to go on a vacation to the Bahamas where it was nice and warm. They had a wonderful time.
19: Finley grew bigger and bigger and soon she was able to go to her cottage. She had so much fun playing, swimming in the lake and spending time with her family.
20: Finley made everyone laugh with her beautiful smile and soon she would have her first birthday.
21: \Her smile lights up our lives and brings sunshine wherever she goes. She is Finley Ruth \Hanneson Ray... A drop of golden sun.